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Inscription of

Inscription of "Kelileh-o Demneh Stories" on Iran's National ICH Inventory

Having approved by the National Council for the Inscription of Intangible Cultural Heritage in its session on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, "Kelileh-o Demneh Stories" was inscribed on Iran's national ICH inventory. The "Kelileh-o Demneh Stories" file was prepared and proposed by Mana Naqsh Institute, and Shahab Nikman, the managing director of the institute, on behalf of the authors, attended the session to present and defend the file.
Inscription of

Inscription of "One Thousand and One Nights (Hezar-o Yek Shab) Folktales (Hezar Afsan)" on Iran's National ICH Inventory

Having approved by the National Council for the Inscription of Intangible Cultural Heritage in its session on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, "One Thousand and One Nights (Hezar-o Yek Shab) Folktales (Hezar Afsan)" was inscribed on Iran's national ICH inventory. The "One Thousand and One Nights (Hezar-o Yek Shab) Folktales (Hezar Afsan)" file was prepared and proposed by Mana Naqsh Institute, and Shahab Nikman, the managing director of the institute, on behalf of the authors, attended the sessio
Inscription of

Inscription of "Molla Nasreddin Folktales & Humours" on Iran's National ICH Inventory

Having approved by the National Council for the Inscription of Intangible Cultural Heritage in its session on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, "Molla Nasreddin Folktales & Humours" was inscribed on Iran's national ICH inventory. The "Molla Nasreddin Folktales & Humours" file was prepared and proposed by Mana Naqsh Institute, and Shahab Nikman, the managing director of the institute, on behalf of the authors, attended the session to present and defend the file.
Inscription of

Inscription of "Art of Calligraphy and Tradition of Torah Scroll Writing of Iranian Jewish" on Iran's National ICH Inventory

Having approved by the National Council for the Inscription of Intangible Cultural Heritage in its session on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, "Art of Calligraphy and Tradition of Torah Scroll Writing of Iranian Jewish" was inscribed on Iran's national ICH inventory. The "Art of Calligraphy and Tradition of Torah Scroll Writing of Iranian Jewish" file was prepared and proposed by Mana Naqsh Institute, and Shahab Nikman, the managing director of the institute, attended the session to present and d
Inscription of

Inscription of "Sadeh/Sada Celebration" on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

During the 18th session of the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (18.COM) in Kasane, Botswana, on December 2023 "Sadeh/Sada Celebration" was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The "Sadeh/Sada Celebration" file, which was prepared in collaboration with Mana Naqsh Institute, has been submitted to UNESCO for world inscription by Iran and Tajikistan.
Inscription of

Inscription of "Traditional Astronomy in Iran" on Iran's National ICH Inventory

Having approved by the National Council for the Inscription of Intangible Cultural Heritage in its session on Monday, November 13, 2023, "Traditional Astronomy in Iran" was inscribed on Iran's national ICH inventory. The "Traditional Astronomy in Iran" file was prepared and proposed by Mana Naqsh Institute, and Shahab Nikman, the managing director of the institute, attended the session to present and defend the file.
Nomination of

Nomination of "Art of Crafting and Playing Rubab/Rabab" for Inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2024

The "Art of Crafting and Playing Rubab/Rabab" intangible cultural heritage element is nominated for inscription on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The "Art of Crafting and Playing Rubab/Rabab" file, which was prepared by Mana Naqsh Institute, has been submitted to UNESCO by Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan for world inscription.
Nomination of

Nomination of "Ceremony of Mehrgan" for Inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2024

The "Ceremony of Mehrgan" intangible cultural heritage element is nominated for inscription on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The "Ceremony of Mehrgan" file, which has been submitted to UNESCO by Iran and Tajikistan, was prepared in collaboration with Mana Naqsh Institute.
Inscription of

Inscription of "Astrological Calendar in Iran" on Iran's National ICH Inventory

Having approved by the National Council for the Inscription of Intangible Cultural Heritage in its session on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, "Astrological Calendar in Iran" was inscribed on Iran's national ICH inventory. The "Astrological Calendar in Iran" file was prepared and proposed by Mana Naqsh Institute, and Shahab Nikman, the managing director of the institute, attended the session to present and defend the file.
Inscription of

Inscription of "Traditional Knowledge of Astrology in Iran" on Iran's National ICH Inventory

Having approved by the National Council for the Inscription of Intangible Cultural Heritage in its session on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, "Traditional Knowledge of Astrology in Iran" was inscribed on Iran's national ICH inventory. The "Traditional Knowledge of Astrology in Iran" file was prepared and proposed by Mana Naqsh Institute, and Shahab Nikman, the managing director of the institute, attended the session to present and defend the file.
Inscription of

Inscription of "Crafting and Playing the Oud" on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

During the 17th session of the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (17.COM) in Rabat, Morocco, on November and December 2022 "Crafting and Playing the Oud" was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The "Crafting and Playing the Oud" file, which was prepared in collaboration with Mana Naqsh Institute, has been submitted to UNESCO for world inscription by Iran and Syria.
Holding the 17th Session of the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Rabat, Morocco, Attended by Representatives of States Parties, Mana Naqsh, and Cultural Institutions from Across the Globe

Holding the 17th Session of the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Rabat, Morocco, Attended by Representatives of States Parties, Mana Naqsh, and Cultural Institutions from Across the Globe

The seventeenth session of the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (17.COM) was held from 28 November to 3 December 2022 in Rabat, Morocco, attended by representatives of the 2003 convention's states parties, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions from across the globe, and Mana Naqsh Institute and 39 cultural heritage elements, including 4 elements from Iran, were inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the
Holding the Gathering of the Masters and Members of the Board of Compilers of the Great Persian Lexicon Hosted by Mana Naqsh

Holding the Gathering of the Masters and Members of the Board of Compilers of the Great Persian Lexicon Hosted by Mana Naqsh

The gathering of the masters and members of the Board of Compilers of the Great Persian Lexicon and Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute was held on Friday, October 28, 2022, hosted by Mana Naqsh Institute, attended by masters Dr Rasoul Shayesteh, Dr Hasan Anvari, Dr Saeed Najafi Asadollahi, Dr Mohammadreza Shafiei Kadkani, and Master Shahram Nazeri.
Meeting of the Managing Director of Mana Naqsh with Davlatmand Kholov, the Tajikistan Embassy Officials, and the Members of the Iran-Tajikistan Friendship Association

Meeting of the Managing Director of Mana Naqsh with Davlatmand Kholov, the Tajikistan Embassy Officials, and the Members of the Iran-Tajikistan Friendship Association

Alongside the "Night of Friendship" concert, Shahab Nikman, the managing director of Mana Naqsh Institute, Davlatmand Kholov, the renowned musician of Tajikistan, Ali Ashraf Mojtahed Shabestari, the chairman of the Iran-Tajikistan Friendship Association, and Mozafar Mohammadi, the deputy ambassador and cultural counsellor of Tajikistan embassy to Iran met on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, in Tehran and discussed collaboration in cultural projects.
Nomination of

Nomination of "Sadeh/Sada Celebration" for Inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2023

The "Sadeh/Sada Celebration" intangible cultural heritage element is nominated for inscription on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The "Sadeh/Sada Celebration" file, which has been submitted to UNESCO by Iran and Tajikistan, was prepared in collaboration with Mana Naqsh Institute.
Publication of

Publication of "The 70th Birthday Celebration of Master Shahram Nazeri" and His Biography and Works Written by Shahab Nikman in Issue 148 of Bukhara Magazine

"The 70th Birthday Celebration of Master Shahram Nazeri", on the occasion of his 70th birthday, containing articles by prominent figures of literature, art, and culture of Iran, was published in February 2022 in issue 148 of Bukhara magazine. In this special issue, the articles "The Voice of Love" and "Analytical Review of the Life and Works of Shahram Nazeri" are written by Shahab Nikman.
Nomination of

Nomination of "Crafting and Playing the Oud" for Inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2022

The "Crafting and Playing the Oud" intangible cultural heritage element is nominated for inscription on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The "Crafting and Playing the Oud" file, which has been submitted to UNESCO by Iran and Syria, was prepared in collaboration with Mana Naqsh Institute.
Inscription of

Inscription of "Art of Crafting, Playing, Maqams, and Culture of Tanbur" on Iran's National ICH Inventory

Having approved by the National Council for the Inscription of Intangible Cultural Heritage in its session on Monday, December 30, 2019, "Art of Crafting, Playing, Maqams, and Culture of Tanbur" was inscribed on Iran's national ICH inventory. The "Art of Crafting, Playing, Maqams, and Culture of Tanbur" file was prepared and proposed by Mana Naqsh Institute, and Shahab Nikman, the managing director of the institute, attended the session to present and defend the file.
Holding the 5th Anniversary Celebration of the Shahnameh Centre - University of Cambridge in Collaboration with Mana Naqsh

Holding the 5th Anniversary Celebration of the Shahnameh Centre - University of Cambridge in Collaboration with Mana Naqsh

The celebration of the 5th anniversary of the "Shahnameh Centre - University of Cambridge" was held on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at the University of Cambridge, England, in attendance of managers and founders of the centre, university professors, the managing director of Mana Naqsh Institute, and the students, researchers, and enthusiasts of the Great Persia's culture.
Holding the Official Opening Ceremony of the

Holding the Official Opening Ceremony of the "Language of Love" International Project, and Unveiling the "Emblem of the Language of Love" at the Barbican Hall in London

The official opening ceremony of the "Language of Love" international project, and unveiling of the "Emblem of the Language of Love" hosted by Mana Naqsh Institute and in collaboration with the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, was held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Barbican Hall in London. In this ceremony, Shahab Nikman, the author of the project, Dominic Brookshaw from the University of Oxford, and Charles Melville from the University of Cambridge gave a speech.
Holding the

Holding the "Language of Love" Concert Tour in England, in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester

The "Language of Love" concert tour in England, as a part of the "Language of Love" international project, was held by Mana Naqsh Institute and in collaboration with the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge on February 2019 in London, Oxford, Cambridge, and Manchester. During this concert tour, at the same time as the official opening ceremony of the Language of Love project, Master Shahram Nazeri and Master Davlatmand Kholov, legends of Persian music and Tajik music respectively
Awarding the

Awarding the "Emblem of the Language of Love" to Master Shahram Nazeri from the University of Oxford and Mana Naqsh

During the "Language of Love" concert tour in England and at the same time as holding this concert at the University of Oxford on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in recognition of his collaboration and membership in the "Language of Love" international project, the "Emblem of the Language of Love" was awarded to Master Shahram Nazeri, the chevalier of Iran's music, from Mana Naqsh Institute and the University of Oxford.
Awarding the

Awarding the "Emblem of the Language of Love" to Master Davlatmand Kholov from the University of Cambridge and Mana Naqsh

During the "Language of Love" concert tour in England and at the same time as holding this concert at the University of Cambridge on Monday, February 25, 2019, in recognition of his collaboration and membership in the "Language of Love" international project, the "Emblem of the Language of Love" was awarded to Master Davlatmand Kholov, the renowned musician of Tajikistan, from Mana Naqsh Institute and the University of Cambridge.
Holding the Concert of Shahram Nazeri and Mana Ensemble on the 745th Death Anniversary of Rumi in Konya, Turkey

Holding the Concert of Shahram Nazeri and Mana Ensemble on the 745th Death Anniversary of Rumi in Konya, Turkey

The concert of Master Shahram Nazeri and Mana Ensemble on the occasion of the 745th death anniversary of Rumi, with the support of the Konya Culture and Tourism Directorate was held on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the Selcuklu Congress Centre in Konya, Turkey.
Producing the

Producing the "Millennium of Tanbur" Music Album in Collaboration with Mana Naqsh

The "Millennium of Tanbur" music album was recorded, produced, and edited with Tanbur playing of Farid Elhami and in collaboration with Mana Naqsh Institute. In this album, which was officially published in June 2018, 183 Tanbur Maqams from different regions of Iran, including Haqqani, Bastani, and Majazi Maqams, and contemporary works have been documented and collected.
Re-installing the Kaveh Ahangar (Kaveh the Blacksmith) Statue at Azadi Square of Isfahan, following the Request of Shahab Nikman the Managing Director of Mana Naqsh, from the Mayor and City Council of Isfahan

Re-installing the Kaveh Ahangar (Kaveh the Blacksmith) Statue at Azadi Square of Isfahan, following the Request of Shahab Nikman the Managing Director of Mana Naqsh, from the Mayor and City Council of Isfahan

Following the request of the managing director of Mana Naqsh Institute from the mayor and city council of Isfahan, during the welcome speech of the "Avaz-e Parsi" concert at Cehel Sotoun, the statue of Kaveh Ahangar, once again after years, on May 7, 2018, with his raised flag (Derafsh Kaviani) stood above Isfahan's Azadi square.
Meeting of Shahab Nikman the Managing Director of Mana Naqsh with Tim Curtis the Chief of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section of UNESCO and the Secretary of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO

Meeting of Shahab Nikman the Managing Director of Mana Naqsh with Tim Curtis the Chief of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section of UNESCO and the Secretary of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO

Following the previous cooperation of Mana Naqsh Institute with UNESCO, Shahab Nikman, the managing director of Mana Naqsh, with Tim Curtis, the Chief of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Section of UNESCO and the Secretary of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, as well as Rasul Samadov, the deputy of Tim Curtis, met on Friday, October 21, 2016, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and discussed the continuation of the collaboration and support of UN
Holding the

Holding the "Avaz-e Parsi" Concert by Shahram Nazeri, hosted by Mana Naqsh at Chehel Sotoun in Isfahan

Based on its mission regard to introduce and safeguard the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Great Persia, Mana Naqsh Institute organized and hosted the "Avaz-e Parsi" concert by Shahram Nazeri on September 7, 8, and 9, 2017 at Chehel Sotoun World Heritage Site of Isfahan.
Establishment of the Supporters Foundation to Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute and Election of Shahab Nikman as the Member of the Board of Directors

Establishment of the Supporters Foundation to Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute and Election of Shahab Nikman as the Member of the Board of Directors

The Supporters Foundation to Dehkhoda Lexicon, with the aim of benefiting from the support of people and the efforts of intellectuals and prominent figures of Persian language and literature, and Great Persia's art and culture, was established on Saturday, May 27, 2017, and in the first general council meeting, Shahab Nikman, the managing director of Mana Naqsh Institute, was elected as a member of the board of directors of the foundation.
Attendance of Shahab Nikman, the Managing Director of Mana Naqsh, in the Live Talk Radio Programme of the Eghtesad Radio on the

Attendance of Shahab Nikman, the Managing Director of Mana Naqsh, in the Live Talk Radio Programme of the Eghtesad Radio on the "Investigation of the Situation of Iran Handicrafts in the Global Markets"

Shahab Nikman, the managing director of Mana Naqsh Institute, attended as the guest expert in the "Rahyaft" live talk radio programme of the Eghtesad Radio on Thursday, February 16, 2017, and together with other experts discussed the "Investigation of the Situation of Iran Handicrafts in the Global Markets".
Meeting of Shahram Nazeri and Shahab Nikman with Mohammadreza Shafiei Kadkani on the

Meeting of Shahram Nazeri and Shahab Nikman with Mohammadreza Shafiei Kadkani on the "Language of Love" Project

During the "Language of Love" international project, Shahab Nikman the managing director of Mana Naqsh Institute, and Master Shahram Nazeri met with Dr. Mohammadreza Shafiei Kadkani on Monday, September 26, 2016, at his home and discussed the details of the project.
Holding the

Holding the "Shahram Nazeri for UNESCO" Ceremony, Co-hosted by UNESCO and Mana Naqsh at Sa'adabad Palace

The "Shahram Nazeri for UNESCO" in order to appreciate the art and cultural activities of Master Shahram Nazeri, especially his collaboration in the projects of Mana Naqsh Institute with the aim of introducing and safeguarding the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Iran, attended by UNESCO officials, ambassadors and cultural counsellors, scholars, artists, and cultural managers and activists was held on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at Sa'adabad Palace.
Holding the

Holding the "World Day for Cultural Diversity" hosted by UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office and in Collaboration with Mana Naqsh at Niavaran Palace

The "World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development" hosted by UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office in attendance of ambassadors, high-ranking officials of the government of Iran, the directors of the Organization of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism, and the cultural activists, and in collaboration with Mana Naqsh Institute, was held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Niavaran Palace.
Holding the

Holding the "UNESCO's 70th Anniversary Celebration" hosted by Tehran ICH Centre of UNESCO and in Collaboration with Mana Naqsh's Members

The "UNESCO's 70th Anniversary Celebration" was held in attendance of the head of UNESCO's Cultural Unit in Bangkok, the director of UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, ambassadors, the high-ranking officials of the government of Iran, the directors of the Organization of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism, and the cultural activists on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Laleh Hotel in Tehran, and the members of Mana Naqsh participated in the ceremony, performing art and cultural programme
The Official Visit of UNESCO' s Delegation to Iran and Meeting of Shahab Nikman the Managing Director of Mana Naqsh, with Irina Bokova the Director-General of UNESCO

The Official Visit of UNESCO' s Delegation to Iran and Meeting of Shahab Nikman the Managing Director of Mana Naqsh, with Irina Bokova the Director-General of UNESCO

During the official visit of a delegation from UNESCO to Iran, Irina Bokova the director-general of UNESCO, and Shahab Nikman the managing director of Mana Naqsh Institute, met on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Isfahan and discussed the collaboration and support of UNESCO to Mana Naqsh projects.
Holding the Opening Ceremony of Tehran ICH Centre of UNESCO at Iran International Conference Centre in Collaboration with Mana Naqsh's Members

Holding the Opening Ceremony of Tehran ICH Centre of UNESCO at Iran International Conference Centre in Collaboration with Mana Naqsh's Members

The official opening ceremony of the Tehran ICH Centre of UNESCO was held on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Iran International Conference Centre, and the members of Mana Naqsh participated in the ceremony, performing art and cultural programmes.